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Tracy Collins

Tracy Collins, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology


Dr. Tracy Collins has served as Assistant Professor of Biology since 2014. She conducted two years of postdoctoral research at Wright State University, where she examined the microbial community structure of constructed wetlands involved in bioremediation of chlorinated ethenes. Her current research involves the use of quorum-sensing inhibitors and photodynamic therapy to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Burkholderia cepacia biofilms. Dr. Collins is also an active member of the 178th Air National Guard Med Group stationed out of Springfield, Ohio.

Education and Credentials

Ph.D. in Biology, University of Dayton

M.S. in Biology, University of Dayton

B.S. in Microbiology and Premed, The Ohio State University

Scholarly Works

  • E,E-farnesol Inhibits Swarming Motility in Burkholderia cepacia Through Rhamnolipid Production (Stephanie E. Nicholls, Alayna N. Sanderson, Andrea P. Schwartz, et al.) The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2017)
  • The Effect of Photoactivated TMP on Burkholderia cepacia Biofilms (Reyna G. Osorio, Chandra N. Swiech and Tracy L. Collins) The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2017)

View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons ยป


  • Running
  • Spending time with family
  • Why Cedarville? I chose Cedarville University because of its commitment to education and to the building of students faith through Jesus Christ.